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Media persons boycott assembly session

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ISLAMABAD: Media persons staged a walkout from the Press gallery of the National Assembly on Monday in protest against the killing of three Express News staffers in Karachi. The boycott was jointly announced by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), National Press Club (NPC) and Parliamentary Reporters Association. NPC President Shehyar Khan, while pointing […]

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Targeted killings, warnings from Taliban lead to mounting concerns for Pakistan’s media

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Pakistan’s journalists are feeling the after-effects of a brutal attack on Express Media, the third and most lethal attack on the media group and its staff in the last six months. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, and has issued a fatwa (decree) warning of further attacks against media outlets that they say […]

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Pakistan: Three media workers shot dead in Karachi

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Three staffers of “Express News” TV channel were killed on January 17, 2014, when unknown armed men riding on motorcycles opened fire at the stationary Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van of the channel in Karachi, the capital city of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province. Those killed included Waqas Aziz Khan, technician; Muhammad Khalid, van driver; […]

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Probe commission on journalists’ killing

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has announced that a judicial commission will be set up to investigate the killing of journalists in the province over the past four years. He also announced payment of compensation to the families of the slain journalists. More than 30 journalists have been killed in Quetta, Khuzdar, […]

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Journalists raise voice against attack on Express Media Group

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CHARSADDA/SWAT: Members of Charsadda Union of Journalists and Muhammadzai Union of Journalists on Sunday held separate protests against the attack on Express Media Group’s employees, which killed three staffers on Friday. Protesters said it was a sorrowful incident, terming it a failure of the state. They urged the government to ensure security for all journalists […]

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Our heroes

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In a space of six months, the Express Group has been attacked three times. In the previous instance, a guard was injured and paralyzed from the waist down. Others were also wounded. Since then we have been trying our best to shield our staff from the dangers that surround us as working journalists. The most […]

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Legacy of blood: ‘Chalo, ke manzil bula rahi hai…’

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By: Rabia Ali KARACHI: Even during his last moments, Waqas Aziz was every bit a hero, showing more concern for others than himself. “Mujhay chore day, un ko dekhay, (Forget about me, take care of them),” the injured technician of Express News told onlookers who were helping him. A while after he was shot in […]

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3 staffers killed in attack on Express

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KARACHI: Gunmen riding on motorcycles shot dead three Express News workers on Friday after ambushing a stationary DSNG van in a busy neighbourhood of Karachi. This was the third and most lethal strike on Express Media Group and its staff in the space of five months. In two previous attacks, the main offices of Express […]

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